People wonder why there’s a huge fuss about drinking green tea. If you haven’t heard, green tea contains a potent plant nutrient called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which has anticancer properties. The health benefits of this simple drink are numerous, and it’s practically available in coffee shops, groceries, and online.
If you aren’t convinced, here are five reasons why you should have a hot cup of green tea every day.
1. Anti-cancer Properties
According to a study in 2012, led by researcher Guang-Jian Du, “epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most effective cancer chemopreventive polyphenol in green tea.” Their research found various polyphenol anticancer compounds with EGCG being the most effective.
In a study published in Cancer Prevention Research in 2010, researchers discovered suppressed lung cancer cell growth due to EGCG. This compound may also halt colorectal cancer and may cause prostate cancer cells to commit suicide, according to different studies accomplished through the years.
Green tea also contains a potent antioxidant capable of killing free radicals. Its antioxidant is powerful and can positively impact many types of cells. Free radicals may cause many chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.
It only takes 1-3 cups of green tea a day to avoid numerous health conditions
2. Targets Fat
According to a study from Tufts University, EGCG in green tea, like other catechins, activates fat-burning genes in the abdomen, speeding up weight loss by 77 percent. This superb fat fighter, also increases the rate of fat burned all across your body. Taking a cup of green tea in the morning, before exercise may help you burn more fat than you usually do without it.
3. Balances Blood Sugar Levels
Green tea keeps your energy stable by balancing your blood sugar levels. EGCG improves how your body uses insulin to prevent sugar crashes and blood sugar spikes which can result in irritability, fatigue, and uncontrollable cravings.
4. Prevents Skin Damage and Wrinkling
EGCG appears to be more potent than vitamin E regarding destroying skin-damaging free radicals. These free radicals react with your skin cells and cause damage, so drinking green tea may slow down skin degeneration.
A study by Dr. Stephen Hsu, a cell biologist at the Medical College of Georgia, discovered cells rejuvenated by EGCG, even when they were nearing cell death. This breakthrough shows the restorative properties green tea has to offer.
5. Green Tea Tastes Good.
There are many ways to drink green tea without having to sacrifice great taste. You can pour it over ice for a cold beverage, have a hot cup or whatever suits your tastes. You can drink it as is or add stevia and a squeeze of lemon for a sweeter experience. Experts recommend three cups of green tea daily, though you wouldn’t have to worry since it has less caffeine than coffee or black tea.
This magical beverage has many health benefits to offer. If you want healthier living at a lower cost, green tea is the drink for you.
It’s amazing how a cup of tea can change your life for the better.
Have a cup today!
Dr. Veronica Anderson is an MD, Functional Medicine practitioner, Homeopath. and Medical Intuitive. As a national speaker and designer of the Functional Fix and Rejuvenation Journey programs, she helps people who feel like their doctors have failed them. She advocates science-based natural, holistic, and complementary treatments to address the root cause of disease. Dr. Veronica is a highly-sought guest on national television and syndicated radio and hosts her own radio show, Wellness for the REAL World, on FOX Sports 920 AM “the Jersey” on Mondays at 7:00 pm ET.
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